Planning boards are a good and necessary part of town government. But they must work efficiently if they are to be effective and fair to the citizens they are meant to serve.
A case in point is a kennel application for a special-use permit made to the New Scotland Planning board in April. The planning board has yet to make a decision, and next meets on Nov. 7.
Lauren Bachner wants to turn existing buildings into a dog day care and kennel at 425 Unionville-Feura Bush Road. The decision should not take eight months.